Definition

A measure of angular distance from a given position on the earth's surface to the Equator or Equatorial plane bisecting the earth equidistant between the poles; range from 90 degrees north (at the North Pole), to zero degrees (at the Equator), to 90 degrees south (at the South Pole); New York City is approximately 41 degrees North. Each degree of latitude equals 60 nautical miles.

Record ID: 114